Complications Audible Audiobook – Unabridged
Scandal and tragedy erupt against the backdrop of an exclusive Paris hotel in Danielle Steel’s riveting novel.
Known for its luxurious accommodations and bespoke service, the Hotel Louis XVI has been the most lauded boutique hotel in all of Paris for decades, attracting an international clientele of the rich and famous. Now, after four years of renovations and the death of its legendary and beloved manager, it is set to reopen its doors at last. An esteemed group of loyal returning guests is set to descend upon the hotel, joined by a number of new faces who have managed to secure coveted bookings in the wake of last-minute cancellations.
Awaiting them all is the Louis XVI’s new manager, Olivier Bateau, an anxious man whose lack of experience leaves him unprepared. He and his level-headed assistant manager, Yvonne Philippe, both strive to continue the hotel’s tradition of excellence. But they quickly realize that anything can happen at any moment, and on one cool September evening, everything does.
A successful art consultant arrives at the hotel for the first time since her brutal divorce and is surprised to find new love - if she is willing to risk her heart again. A new guest contemplates ending his life and saves a life instead. A couple finds their once-in-a-lifetime trip interrupted by a tragic medical emergency, leaving the idyllic future they’ve long waited for hanging in the balance. And one of the hotel’s most high-profile guests, a French politician and assumed presidential candidate, holds a mysterious meeting in his suite that will threaten his life and legacy. Rocked by the events of this one fateful night, guests and staff alike brace themselves for the aftershock, as it quickly becomes apparent that more dramas and misfortunes are still in store.
Danielle Steel tells an unforgettable story about a famed hotel, where a few complications quickly escalate into a matter of life and death, changing the lives of everyone who passes through its doors.
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|Listening Length||6 hours and 14 minutes|
|Whispersync for Voice||Ready|
|Audible.com Release Date||August 17, 2021|
|Best Sellers Rank|| #6,003 in Audible Books & Originals (See Top 100 in Audible Books & Originals) |
#181 in Family Life Fiction (Audible Books & Originals)
#1,272 in Family Life Fiction (Books)
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My favorite characters in the book were Gabrielle who was taking her first solo trip to a place that held dear memories since her soul crushing divorce ... and Alaistair who is searching for peace and guidance on his first trip to the hotel as life shifts around him.
The story is filled with 3 various storylines with some intermixing as scandal shows the true colors of an ugly politician, a life-threatening episode endangers the future of a formerly clandestine couple and how a by chance meeting can lead to life changing experiences and happily ever afters. I highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys an emotional journey through life's ups and downs.
The guests who stay at the hotel are rich and important but wishing for privacy during their stay. Gabrielle is staying there in the same suite she used to stay in with her former husband. He left her for a new piece of arm candy who was forty years younger than him. Although she has been divorced for more than two years this is her first trip alone. She has her own business as an important art consultant and has many meetings scheduled.
Alistair is quite a handsome man having kept up his looks and body. He is there for an important meeting.
Richard and Judythe have each just gone through messy divorces to be together. They are madly in love and this is their first vacation together.
Patrick has made a reservation for a plain and simple room for a meeting. He is the minister of the interior and has aspirations of furthering his political career. Olivier upgraded his room due to his importance and Patrick was not happy about this.
They are all hotel guests during the first week of the reopening. The incidents that happen during that time have really rattled Olivier. He isn't quite sure how to handle any of the emergencies. He is quite thankful for Yvonne and does express that to her.
Each of these guests have an important part in this story. Happenings become very emotional for all or them. Danielle Steel knows how to write a story that grabs you right from page one. I loved every minute of this book and didn't want it to end.
This being my 23rd Danielle Steel book, I guess I’m a fan. She is always pretty consistent. The past 3/4 years I have liked her books better than average. Even though she is a quick read, somehow her characters come to life right away. Ms. Steel, thanks for always making me smile at the end
Unfortunately, the beloved manager has passed away and so they are set to open with Oliver Bateau as the new manager and Yvonne Philippe as his assistant. Things never seem to go as planned and that is evident the first week of the hotels reopening.
One of the visitors has a heart attack and thanks to the help of a doctor and the patience's fiance they are able to save his life. In additional an accidental death of a Russian blackmailer who is linked to a French politician who was planning on running for a higher office is exposed. He will not only be accused of murder but possibly convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to prison for the rest of his life.
As if that is not enough for a first week one of the group is contemplating suicide as he sees no way out of his situation.
Of course, although we have internet and phone access problems while they are still ironing out the kinks we do find relationships developing and people becoming friends by just meeting one another.
Several of the guests lives will be changed forever and some happy and sad endings will occur. Quick read.
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Left the end could go on a bit longer felt it was rushed ,
book all the same